Ralph Payne: Contributor
A vacation (or holiday, as our European friends like to call it) is something nearly everyone looks forward to. It provides time away from the drudgery of one’s day-to-day routine, time to be with the family, friends, or — just that special someone. The Grand Strand has increasingly become known as a great place to unwind and get away from those pressures of life. Of course there are hundreds of popular family vacation destinations to choose from but each year millions of families choose Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand.
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One major contributing factor to that accolade is that the Grand Strand has for many years ranked at the top of the list as the most affordable of all major travel destinations in the United States. One travel writer rates the Grand Strand high on his list because he called it a place where vacationers could visit for less than $100 a day. And an affordable great vacation is probably something that piques the interest of nearly everyone. While the Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach has been a popular vacation spot for decades, it continues to expand its offerings to families and couples seeking the chance to get away from it all and spend some well-deserved and much needed time together. And many who are looking to get away as just a couple also find the Grand Strand to be the perfect place, too.
The Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach are a much shorter trip than Florida for the huge populations of the northeast, saving the vacationer both time and money and adding to the attraction of the area. While there are dozens of other popular US and international vacation destinations to choose from, the Grand Strand has become the go-to spot for millions who seek great climate, great amusement and great family atmosphere. Though the beach is probably the most noted reason for vacationing here, its popularity is boosted by a staggering variety of other activities as well. And while the Grand Strand is known primarily as a family beach, couples looking for that quiet romantic getaway find this to be an area that also offers plenty of romance rating as one of the most romantic vacation destinations in the US.
A great choice for honeymooners, the strand offers the bride and groom great picks of luxury accommodations, romantic gourmet dining, and 60 miles of beach with plenty of other couple-oriented things to do as well.
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Be sure to get the whole family involved in researching and making all these decisions is part of the fun of vacationing. Careful planning will help you get maximum benefit for that all-to-short Grand Strand getaway or vacation
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